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Belvedere Farmhouse



Taken just as the sun was rising over the Val D'Orcia, Tuscany in May

Taken just as the sun was rising over the Val D'Orcia, Tuscany in May
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39 Comments | Report
Asicit
 
Asicit February 18, 2016
This is beautiful - I really do love it. Love the shades, Love the light, Love the depth. I love it all.
lynnpeck
lynnpeck February 18, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind words :)
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair February 19, 2016
Amazing work!
LNSphotography
 
LNSphotography February 20, 2016
Love the layers in this, superb!
kathykoosemans
 
kathykoosemans February 21, 2016
Love the layers.
laureenofscotts
 
laureenofscotts February 21, 2016
Beautiful!
laureenofscotts
 
laureenofscotts February 24, 2016
Superb! Love and I am pleased that you are a finalist... but I thought you would won it!
itsnickelwell
 
itsnickelwell March 10, 2016
wonderful
grahamreeve
 
grahamreeve March 20, 2016
Only needs one word - "Beautiful"
BrianaK
 
BrianaK March 23, 2016
I adore the color and composition of this shot. The way the sunlight is hitting the hills is lovely. Very nice capture of a beautiful location.
rogerspurgin
 
rogerspurgin March 25, 2016
Great Composition and use of sun. Sharpness award and the time to catch the fog is superb. ****
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb April 04, 2016
Congratulations on all your Contest Finalist wins!
Dammad
 
Dammad April 09, 2016
A Masterpiece catching the light in the morning.
lianeadele
 
lianeadele April 30, 2016
Congrats on being a finalist in the Freshman 2016 contest, and in many others with this stunning image!
JyoScapes PRO+
 
JyoScapes May 13, 2016
What a view. :) Soothes the tired eyes. :) I'm sure the actual view was even more mesmerizing. :)

Lovely! :)
michaeltillman Platinum
 
michaeltillman May 23, 2016
This is a extremely well done shot; it's just perfect. The lighting gives it an almost feel. Well done my friend.
michaeltillman Platinum
 
michaeltillman May 23, 2016
The feel I'm referring to was story book.
mariaelenavalenciarpo
 
mariaelenavalenciarpo May 23, 2016
Wonderful!!!
nina050
 
nina050 May 24, 2016
I've been here .., you captured it beautifully! Congrats!
Treecy
 
Treecy June 14, 2016
Just stunning...where is this taken!?
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer June 14, 2016
Congratulations on being a finalist winner!! This is beautiful!!
Deepuz
 
Deepuz July 31, 2016
Nice shot...
erlphotography
 
erlphotography August 01, 2016
i love the colors
Melodygrace
 
Melodygrace August 18, 2016
Stunning!
angelabravin PRO
 
angelabravin August 19, 2016
Congratulations Lynn, just saw that this magnificent shot is a finalist in the Worldscapes contest. You really earned it, well done! I immediately recognised the Tuscan landscape, your photo really does it justice with its beautiful, dreamy atmosphere.
mgenkova
 
mgenkova December 28, 2016
Amazing!
taylorseger
 
taylorseger February 21, 2017
Love all the green.
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
podesta
 
podesta May 25, 2017
Fantastic landscape
JorgenBrostrom
 
JorgenBrostrom June 10, 2017
Beautiful! ????
ElisTaflaj
 
ElisTaflaj June 27, 2017
More than a cliche picked by road and one of the wrost I've seen done there , but nice gear . The composition is forced so every one looks the same
Chele
 
Chele August 08, 2017
Lovely tones - well done!! :-(
Chele
 
Chele August 08, 2017
;-) :-) :-)
PinkFlower
 
PinkFlower October 08, 2017
This is great! You should enter my challenge... it’s all about the colour green! https:// viewbug.com/challenge/the-colour-green-photo-challenge-by-pinkflower
PinkFlower
 
PinkFlower October 08, 2017
This is great! You should enter my challenge... it’s all about the colour green! https:// viewbug.com/challenge/the-colour-green-photo-challenge-by-pinkflower
sundargopalakrishnan
 
sundargopalakrishnan October 13, 2017
Amazing compo... great depth and light / shadows...
rickyenofsky Platinum
 
rickyenofsky February 01, 2018
A total quality shot. Strong yet subtle.
Simply great!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe February 11, 2018
Outstanding photo!
yaozhou
 
yaozhou April 08, 2018
So pretty
pepinair
 
pepinair June 06, 2018
Excellent shot!!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the Val D'Orcia in Tuscany in early May
Time
I am useless at getting up early which can obviously give you some of the best light but I dragged myself out of bed to meet with other photographers and capture this photo. My alarm was set for about 4.30am, I had a quick shower o wake myself up and then we all headed out for this location. It was taken just as the sun was coming above the horizon at about 5.30-6.00am. I think it was worth the early morning alarm call :)
Lighting
The only light used was the sun - I just had to wait for it to capture the farmhouse and produce the long shadows across the rolling hills!
Equipment
I used a Canon 5D mkii with a Canon 24 - 70mm lens. I also used a tripod to ensure stability. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
I was attending a photography workshop with a group of other people so the location was chosen for us although the actual framing of the photo was down to us. The light was so perfect that morning with the colour in the sky and the farmhouse being directly lit by the sun it was just a case of making sure the camera was pointing in the right direction.
Editing
I did a little post-processing with this image to ensure the sky wasn't washed out so I used a drop down filter in Lightroom and then a little dodge and burn to bring out the areas lit by the sun.
In my camera bag
I probably carry too much equipment as you can't use it all at once but the essentials for me now are the camera body Canon 5D mk iii, a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens, a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens, a Canon 50mm f1.2 lens and some filters! There is other stuff in my bag too which help with the weather when it turns nasty - a chamois cloth and a clear plastic bag to cover the camera when it really rains :)
Feedback
The location is very popular with other photographers and a version is this photo can be found all over the internet. My advice is to get to the location early (when it is still dark) and get set up. Hopefully you will be in location before other photographers and get the best spot. Late April / early May is the best time as this will hopefully give you the right conditions for a bit of mist lying in the hills and give the photo a bit of a mysterious feeling. Being ready for the sunrise is crucial as this gives the warming colour effect to the photo (golden hour).

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